Tag Archive: Eleventh Doctor

Episode 207 – The Podcast That Never Was

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s podcast, we’ve reached the end of the run of Charlotte Pollard, well.. in the Eighth Doctors run in the Big Finish Main Range, anyway. And so we bid a fond farewell to her in he present state with a review of the audio play The Girl Who Never Was. We’ll give our impressions of this bang-up job of a story (did I tip our hand there?).

Also, we continue out review of the Titan Comics Doctor Who titles, exploring some more of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor series.

Plus, nome news of the week, including a very special con announcement of a guest coming very near to us.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Friday Night Who 10/24

Continuing to stretch to make our Friday Night Who episodes fit into Series 8…since the next episode deals with trees…we decided to watch a story with tree people! That’s right, “The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe” returns!

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Join @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn as we press play at Midnight CDT.

And as always keep an eye #FridayNightWho & #TheDoctorTheWidowandtheWardrobe

This Schedule Takes Us Into Darkness

As this is posted it’s Easter Saturday! Also know as August 23rd, the triumphant day that the 12th Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi makes his fully fledged debut. So you know in Episode 191 we will be discussing Deep Breath and our initial reaction to the newest incarnation.

But you already knew that if you’re a listener to the show. And by deductive logic you also know what the next 12 episodes of the podcast will be about. But what about Friday Night Who? The 3 of us (but mostly Shaun) have scoured the internet (without spoiling ourselves too much) to try our best to match up some previous stories with what’s happening in Series 8. Being as we don’t have official synopsis for all the episodes some may be way off base, but hey we tried. By now if you haven’t already skipped forward to see what’s coming up are wanting to see what we have planned. So without further ado…the Vortex schedule without our reasoning…and WITH episode titles if you find that sort of thing spoilers.

For Friday Night Who on August 29th  we will watch the Sixth Doctor story “Revelation of the Daleks” starring Colin Baker.

For Episode #192 of the podcast we will be discussing the second episode of series 8, “Into the Dalek”.

The first Friday Night Who in September brings us to the Fourth Doctor’s era in the middle of the Key to Time series, with “The Androids of Tara” starring Tom Baker.

The following podcast, episode #193 will have us discussing the 3rd episode of the season, “Robots of Sherwood”.

The 12th of September we will jump forward to the Ninth Doctor’s era with “The Unquiet Dead” staring Christopher Eccelston.

Episode #194 will see us reviewing episode 4….”Listen”.

Friday Night Who for September 19th brings us to a story where we first meet someone else from the Doctor’s home planet in “The Time Meddler” staring the First Doctor William Hartnell.

Episode 5, “Time Heist” of Series 8 brings us to Episode #195 of the podcast.

The last Friday Night Who in September  brings a clash of “new” Who and “classic” Who in the Tenth Doctor story “School Reunion” staring David Tennant and the much loved and missed Elisabeth Sladen on the 26th.

Episode #196 of the podcast will be dedicated to the 6th episode of series 8…”The Caretaker”. Hard to believe we’re now halfway through the season.

We start out October Friday Night Whos with “Planet of Fire” on the 3rd starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.

The second half of the season starts off with what looks like a bang in an episode titled “Kill the Moon” and we’ll discuss the moral implications of killing a non-sentient hunk of rock (or you know just review it) in episode #197 of the podcast.

The 10th of October brings us our first repeat Doctor for Friday Night Who so far this season with one of Glenn’s favorites “The Pyramids of Mars” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.

Episode #198 of the podcast has us reviewing episode 8 of the season “Mummy on the Orient Express”

Brittany will be happy that the Third Doctor get’s his go during Friday Night Who on October 17th in “Carnival of Monsters”

And we will discuss episode 9 “Flatline” on podcast #199…holy crap we’re about to hit a milestone!

Matt Smith makes his return to Friday Night Who since we started this season in “The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe” on October 24th.

Let’s hope Episode 10, “In the Forest of the Night” is a good one, because that’s what we’re discussing in our 200th episode of the podcast!!! A Major epiversary!!! Thanks to everyone who’s listened and kept us going to 200 episodes. You all are wonderful people!

Our Halloween Friday Night Who won’t be as scary as it normally would be…but if you don’t own it, the cost could scare your wallet…we start the first 4 episodes of “the Invasion” starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.

This is it folks…the 2 part season finale! Episode #201 will have us discussing the first part…”Dark Water”.

We start November by finishing up “The Invasion” parts 5-8 on the 7th.

And we end the season on episode #202 discussing “Death in Heaven” and likely the season as a whole.

As for what’s ahead for the end of the year…well you know we have some catching up to do on the Puffin EBooks and whatever else Shaun has up his sleeve.

Episode 187 – All For One!

TTV-Logo-1400-150x150In this week’s show, we head back to France in the 1600’s for the Big Finish audio play The Church and the Crown. This one features The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem. We share our impressions on this historical depiction of the King, the Cardinal and the famous Musketeers.

But first, the new lines of Doctor Who comics launched last week, and we have copies of The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors’ stories. We review the Titan relaunch to the series as well, featuring new companions for brand new adventures.

Plus, our reactions to some of the news items of the week.

And of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Nerd HQ

Saturday Night Who 6/28

This week we won’t be doing a Friday Night Who, since we will be at British Fest (come see us if you’re in the area). Instead we are moving Friday Night Who to Saturday Night!

Doctor WhoJoin us as we press play at Midnight CDT of the 50th Anniversary Special “The Day of the Doctor!”

Follow @TravelVortex@VortexShaun@VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn for all the fun and keep an eye out for the hashtags #SaturdayNightWho & #TheDayoftheDoctor

Comic Trailers

Titan Comics have released two “pre-order” trailers for the new line of comic books. Below you can watch a trailer for the Doctor of you choice…10 or 11…or both! The first issue for both go on sale July 23rd!

Here’s a description for the 10th Doctor comics:

Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations — talking about an infestation of psychic aliens — she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands!

 

And Here’s a description for the 11th Doctor comics:

Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life. But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat? In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!

Titan Comics Doctor Who ranges are available globally as digital downloads, and in the US, Canada and Australia as physical copies.

Michelle’s Birthday Gifts

Frequent listener, feedbacker and Friday Night Whoer recently had a birthday. She shared her birthday activities with us in our most recent episode.

She got quite a few Doctor Who gifts from her parents. As she said in her feedback”

They gave me a TARDIS night light, a TARDIS bracelet, a TARDIS pillow and a pack of 5 pairs of Doctor Who socks. The pillow makes the materialization noise so I’ve included a video of that. “

Below is the picture and video she references. Enjoy and Happy Belated Birthday Michelle!

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Episode 175 – An Intelligent Design

TTV Logo 1400In this week’s show we feature part one of our Adversary Archive – The Great Intelligence.

We tackle our reviews of The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear, as well as a recap of the Eleventh Doctor story, The Snowmen.

Also, some convention announcements, including som bad news for Shaun and Mel in regards to where they will lay their heads in L.A. next year for Gallifrey One.

Plus some non-Doctor Who casting news, and a record DVD report.

And, of course, your feedback.

Enjoy!

Episode 157 – So Long and Thanks For All the Fez

ttv 1400 anniIn this week’s podcast we say so long to Matt Smith and the Eleventh Doctor. We give our impressions of this year’s Christmas special and swan song for Eleven, while we welcome a new era of Doctor Who with the introduction of Peter Capaldi.

Also, the long awaited promotion of Keith as with the regeneration of “his Doctor” we usher in a new era for the podcast as well.

Plus, a look at the recent news, including a guest announcement for this year’s Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, CA.

And of course, your sometimes tearful feedback.

Enjoy!

Links mentioned in this show:

An alterate look at the 50th anniversary year.

Reference point for Chrissy’s feedback subject line.

 

Friday Night Who 12/20

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We celebrate Christmas a little early this week with Friday Night Who in the 2011 Christmas special “The Doctor The Widow and the Wardobe”

Join us in our holiday festivities when we press play at Midnight CST!

As always follow @TravelVortex @VortexShaun @VortexKeith & @VortexGlenn on twitter for the fun and keep an eye out for the hashtags #FridayNightWho & #TheDoctorTheWidowandtheWardrobe

Friday Night Who 3/29/13

Doctor-Who-The-Impossible-Astronaut-posterTonight’s Friday Night Who is all about gearing us up for this weekend’s return of NEW WHO (or series 7b as it’s coming to be called) to our screens, and what better way to do that than with a taste of Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor himself?  We’ll push play on the two part “The Impossible Astronaut” / “Day Of The Moon” at midnight, CST.

Follow @vortexglenn, @vortexshaun, @VortexKeith and @travelvortex for all the updates on twitter, and look for #FridayNightWho, #TheImpossibleAstronaut and #DayOfTheMoon hashtags.  See you then!